Beyond the Relaxation Response
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Beyond the Relaxation Response

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Describes methods for extending the mind's power to heal the body, relieving such complaints as headaches, insomnia, back pain, and angina.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 1st 1985 by Berkley (first published June 1st 1984)
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Robin
This book expands upon and embellishes Dr. Benson’s original book on the Relaxation Response, which is elicited when an individual employs a daily relaxation practice. Benson’s research shows that the Relaxation Response can reduce such physical symptoms as hypertension, angina, anxiety, headaches, insomnia, and back pain, as well as promoting creativity and peace of mind. In this book, he introduces the Faith Factor, which combines his original relaxation exercise with the patient’s personal be...more
Monica Willyard
Don't pass by this book just because of its date. There are some truly good ideas and practical solutions for people who struggle with chronic pain, depression, and insomnia. It has helped me a great deal with managing pain and easing anxiety before sleep.
stephanieisabookworm
After seeing Dr. Benson on the science channel's Through the Wormhole, I decided to check out his writing on meditation because it seemed both helpful and not as culty as a lot of self-help books. Beyond the Relaxation Response was easy to read, and I managed it all in one sitting, which was nice. I also appreciated how Benson did not promote any particular religious or philosophical belief. The writing is direct, clear, and so the information was direct and easy to absorb.
Diane
I have always enjoyed Dr. Benson's book, The Relaxation Response. I had not read his book Beyond the Relaxation Response even though it had been sitting in my bookshelf for years. I am glad that I finally read it. He teaches you how you can reduce your stress in just minutes a day. His techniques are great.
Gary Patton
After Herbert Archibald's book, "Adrenaline and Stress: The Exciting New Breakthrough That Helps You Overcome Stress Damage" by Archibald D. Hart, which I review at http://is.gd/G8M9mr , I recommend the ground-breaking work in this one by Dr. Benson
Rick Edwards
More from Herbert Benson on stress reduction and the effectiveness of prayer and other forms of meditation (under the general category of "self-hypnosis") in managing the human body's fight-or-flight response to stressors.
Diane
This book is a classic on relaxation and the importance relaxation is to our good health.
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Herbert Benson, M.D. (born 1935), is an American cardiologist and founder of the Mind/Body Medical Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He graduated from Wesleyan University and Harvard Medical School.

Benson is Mind/Body Medical Institute Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and director emeritus of the Benson-Henry Institute (BHI). He is the author or co-aut...more
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